General Info: http://www.kpcenter.org/
Tickets/Show Info: (425) 893-9900; http://www.kpcenter.org/event/an-evening-with-andy-mckee/
Acoustic Guitar Sensation, Andy McKee at KPC
KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kirkland Performance Center (KPC) is excited to have acoustic guitar sensation, Andy McKee return for a performance on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 7:00PM. He was a part of KPC’s 2015-2016 season and now is back to wow audiences again.
Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive hits and a signature two-handed technique.
McKee’s crossover success has helped him to achieve millions upon millions of YouTube viewers, underscoring his emergence as one of today’s most unique and influential artists. He has been featured as a cover story in both Acoustic Guitar Magazine in the U.S. and Acoustic Magazine in the UK, and is also the figurehead of the unique Guitar Masters tours. McKee’s tour dates have taken him through Europe, Asia, Australia and North America, including tours with legendary acts including Prince and Dream Theater.
Live performances of Andy’s have become a point of fascination with his loyal followers. So, in late 2015, Andy decided it was time to release a live album. Featuring tracks from his entire catalog, Live Book was recorded live in December 2015 at The Melting Point in Athens, GA, the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth, GA, and Workplay in Birmingham, AL. McKee went through the recordings from all three shows and selected the finest takes of each set. Reflecting on the song choices, he looks to provide current fans the chance to relive their favorite shows, and hopes that he can showcase the energy he creates for those who haven’t been able to attend a show and new fans alike.
“I’ve always wanted to do a live album; for quite a few years I’ve felt it’s something that has been missing from my collection of releases,” says McKee. “This album will feature some of my YouTube hits like ‘Drifting’ and ‘Rylynn’, some songs from my 2014 EP Mythmaker, and a cover of a Michael Hedges song called ‘Because It’s There’ played on harp guitar that I haven’t released yet.”
Live Book released worldwide on April 22. The album, McKee’s first live record, was released through CGP Sounds. In support of the new album, McKee is now embarking on “The Next Chapter Tour” throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States, and on November 11, right here in Kirkland.
About Kirkland Performance Center: KPC provides a gathering place where people come together to express themselves creatively, exchange ideas, share culture, and connect with one another. Located in downtown Kirkland, this 402-seat theatre hosts an average of 300 music, theatre and family-oriented performances a year from acclaimed regional, national and international artists. With an annual operating budget of $1.2 million KPC serves more than 80,000 patrons each year.
For a complete list of shows from the entire season, visit www.kpcenter.org. Tickets are available online, over the phone at (425) 893-9900, or at the KPC Box Office Noon – 6pm Tue- Sat and until curtain on show days. The Box Office is located at 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland WA, 98033.
An Evening With Andy McKee: November 11 at 7:00 pm – All Tickets $47